We had the good fortune of connecting with ANDY GARCIA MORENO and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi ANDY, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk-taking is something that my team and I think about on a daily basis. As a collective, we all try to come up with different innovative ideas to incorporate into each event. Sometimes the outcome can be really rewarding and feel like an amazing accomplishment, but there are those times where everything doesn’t go as planned. The only way to find out is to really take that leap of faith and trust your instinct. I like to think about these types of situations as “high-risk, high reward”.
In our most recent event, “Reflect At Home”, our team did something that really put us out of our comfort zone which was, host our first virtual art show online. We all saw this as an amazing opportunity to gain more information on web development and how to really organize an online showcase. Our web developer, Cameron Washington, played a giant role in making this whole experience a reality.
While working on this project there were a lot of major risks that would come with taking it on. A few of our major concerns were our website crashing, as well as not getting everyone’s artwork on time to display during the virtual event. One major key factor that played a big role in this process was trusting our instinct and working collectively as a team. With teamwork, we were able to persevere and accomplish the task at hand.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
District Productions is an entertainment company whose main objective is to celebrate the unique human capacity of creative expression through media. We aim to create an environment for individuals to experience and enjoy all forms of art, presented by local artists who care deeply about their craft. Our goal is for individuals to feel welcome, express themselves, and enjoy the expression of others.
We are truly excited about our future events. We have a few coming up in the next months here in Los Angeles and in San Francisco so please keep an eye out for us. There will be art, music, vendors, food, and drinks from local creatives. You can follow us on Instagram @District.Productuinor or check out our website @ www.districtprod.com for more information about these events.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
There are so many places that come to mind but There’s so much to do in Los Angeles that it could even be overwhelming but that’s part of the fun, it is endless. Monday’s could be a good day to hit up some of the local spots by our house. We enjoy getting coffee at Adam’s Coffee Shop, they also have an extensive wine selection! You can’t go wrong getting a slice from Delicious Pizza once the hunger kicks in.
Tuesdays are for tacos, right? Everyone’s usual taco stop is Leo’s Taco Truck on La Brea. So many people show up for their food once the sun’s down it feels like a party, damn near. We can take a bit of a farther drive on Wednesday and hit up the San Pedro Fish Market. If you enjoy big Micheladas and a fried fish of your choice, then visiting there is a must.
Thursdays can be reserved to watch the sunset with a nice city-scape at the top of the hill at Culver City Park, bring a guitar and some bongos. Friday is when it starts to get a bit more fun and as in fun I mean Sake and Ramen! The famous Orochan and their spicy noodles can be found in Little Tokyo or Ryo Zan Paku Izakaya over in Torrance never fails, especially if you order some beer towers full of crispy Sapporo or Asahi.
There’s no place I love more than the beach so we’re spending all of Saturday there, okay? Surf in the a.m. at Rat Beach or Manhattan and then take down a burger at The Window in Venice and finish off the night at any bar down at the Hermosa Pier, probably Sharkeez or Tower 12. Sunday is for friends and family. Let’s all play soccer and spike ball at Elysian Park while the carne asada is lappin’ on the grill. How does that sound for an eventful week?
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
During this two-year journey of working to develop District Productions, there has been a tremendous amount of support from friends, family, guests, and the creatives that have participated in each event. I want to send out my deepest appreciation to you guys because, without you, none of this would be possible.
For my parents: Para mis papas— Madre mía de San Juan y Padre alias Casildo alias Chogui. Les quiero dar la gracias por siempre apoyarme en todo lo que hago. Por estar siempre a mi lado, por estar disponible para ayudarme a cualquier momento, y por tener fe en mis sueños. Sin el apoyo de ustedes todo lo que he logrado no sería posible. Les agradezco por todo y espero que les guste los eventos que he puesto con mis amigos. Los estaré esperando por el bar en el próximo evento para celebrarlos a ustedes y reventarnos un tragito de reposado.
For the District Team: I want to say, I appreciate each and every one of you. Without your guy’s consistent support and dedication, I don’t know where District would be.
To our Creative Director of District Production, Mr. Omar Rivas, thank you for being a part of this journey with me brother. Thank you for always designing some beautiful content for District and being a good friend. I really appreciate you and everything that you do to contribute to the team.
To our Marketing Strategist, Mr. Luis Rameriz. Thank you for keeping everyone in check during these past few months. Your innovative ideas and strategic planning is what’s going to keep us moving forward. I love seeing your ideas come to life and can’t wait to see how far we can take this thing, hermano.
To our Web Developer, Mr. Cameron Washtington. Thank you for taking the time and energy to work on our webpage and developing new ideas for District. Very grateful to have you a part of this team and looking forward to seeing what you can create in the future!
To our Lead Operations Manager, Ms. Jazmine Morales. Thank you for always helping us stay organized and connecting us with new creatives. Your ideas and input are a major key factor to this team. We are very grateful to have you onboard and happy that you’re holding down the Bay Area for us.
Lastly, I want to give a special thank you to everyone we have worked within the past. We at District are very fortunate and grateful to have some supportive friends that share the same passion for art and music. Thank you very much Voyage LA for this opportunity, we are forever grateful.
Man with long hair and Suit (Andy Garcia Moreno): Event Coordinator/CEO Man with Beanie and long hear (Omar Rivas): Creative Director Man with Denim Woll Coat (Cameron Washington): Lead Web developer Man on the subway holding coffee (Luis Ramirez): Marketing Strategist Woman next to car meter Parking Meter (Jazmine Moralez) : Operations Manager